Prive Cafe @ Keppel Bay – Go there for the food… go there for the location!

I love Singapore… and I often ask myself why… I guess the simple reason is… the place continues to amaze me… And that’s probably a huge reason why I love to show it off too! I love playing a tourist guide in Singapore and last weekend I decided to take my parents to the beautiful and serene Keppel Bay Area.

View of the marina from Prive Cafe @ Keppel Bay Vista

View of the marina from Prive Cafe @ Keppel Bay Vista

After a leisurely walk around the beautiful marina, which looked like a scene straight out of a movie or a book… we ended out afternoon walk at an equally impressive and pretty Privé Café.

Prive Cafe @ Keppel Bay Vista

Prive Cafe @ Keppel Bay Vista

Located at the relatively new 2 Keppel Bay Vista, the café overlooks the marina and the Sentosa Island far off. I have often thought to myself… that I should make some time spend an entire day sitting at the café staring into the ever changing colours of the marina during the day, late into the evening. Some day!

Prive Cafe @ Keppel Bay Vista

Prive Cafe @ Keppel Bay Vista

Coming back to the Prive Café… spread across a large area, it has a comfortable seating indoors and outdoors.

Prive Cafe @ Keppel Bay Vista

Prive Cafe @ Keppel Bay Vista

In fact it is a perfect weather to settle down for a relaxed brunch outdoors.

Prive Cafe @ Keppel Bay

Prive Cafe @ Keppel Bay

The sofa seating is really comfortable.

Prive Cafe @ Keppel Bay Vista

Prive Cafe @ Keppel Bay Vista

Conveniently opposite the extensive bar.

Prive Cafe @ Keppel Bay Vista

Prive Cafe @ Keppel Bay Vista

It’s just the place you want to be…

Prive Cafe @ Keppel Bay Vista

Prive Cafe @ Keppel Bay Vista

Relaxing on a weekend. The ramp leads straight to the marina.

As for the food… They have a decent spread… a well-spread breakfast menu (available from 9am to 5pm), mix of salads, burgers, some Mediterranean food, some Italian pizza’s and pasta… and a good choice of small bites and delectable desserts.

What’s more… they have an interesting choice of coffees, including alcoholic ones! Overall, it has something for everyone… Even if you aren’t that hungry!

Here’s what we tried…

Irish Whiskey Coffee @ Prive Cafe Keppel Bay Vista

Irish Whiskey Coffee @ Prive Cafe Keppel Bay Vista

[1] Irish Whiskey Coffee: Nicely blended coffee with a generous serving of John Jameson Whiskey topped with whipped cream made for a great early evening drink, especially with an overcast, windy weather.

Calypso Coffee @ Prive Cafe Keppel Bay Vista

Calypso Coffee @ Prive Cafe Keppel Bay Vista

[2] Calypso Coffee: Coffee blended with Kahlúa & Myer’s Dark Rum was smooth and flavourful enough. Both the coffees were served with what looked like housemade cookies.

Straight Cut Fries @ Prive Cafe Keppel Bay Vista

Straight Cut Fries @ Prive Cafe Keppel Bay Vista

[3] Straight Cut Fries: Simple (fresh) fries served with curry mango mayonnaise, homemade ketchup, spicy mango chutney, garlic mayonnaise & mustard mayonnaise. It irritates me to no end when I get served frozen packet fries… they are crispy and all but, I still prefer my fries to be made from freshly made potatoes and we got just that here.

Falafel & Roast Veggie Wrap @ Prive Cafe Keppel Bay Vista

Falafel & Roast Veggie Wrap @ Prive Cafe Keppel Bay Vista

[4] Falafel & Roast Veggie Wrap: Veggies have heart. For a change there’s Falafel made out of breaded soybean & English peas served with roasted seasonal vegetables, curry pesto, mangoes & yoghurt wrapped in a tortilla. The slightly raw mango gives it such a nice tangy taste. However, the hero of the evening was the exquisite looking beetroot tzatzik which was accompanied by mint, radish salad and hummus.

Caprese @ Prive Cafe Keppel Bay Vista

Caprese @ Prive Cafe Keppel Bay Vista

[5] Caprese: No it isn’t a salad but a stone baked 10 inch pizza… using the ingredients of a caprese salad, they make a simple vegetarian pizza, tad bit better than simply serving Margherita pizza. Pizza was nice and tasty… and the veggies at the table enjoyed it.

How much does it cost me: Surprisingly, for such a premium location, the café is quite reasonable. They do not have extravagant pricing, and in fact their desserts and other dishes are nicely priced, allowing for a wider audience. The above meal cost us approximately, S$ 75++ (inclusive of the alcoholic coffees). It’s not cheap, but it’s not crazily expensive either.

Verdict: Go there! That’s it. Your reasoning can vary… the location, the food, doesn’t matter. I would go there for all the reasons, equally… the food, the ambience and the location!  It’s a serene hideout away from the crazy crowds, especially on weekends… And as you saw, Veggies can relax and enjoy the meal too! What’s more they allow for you to carry your own alcohol and charge reasonable corkage. Probably the only thing I can call as a negative is they charge a levy on birthday cakes you may carry from outside… but considering the fact that they have quite a dessert spread, I suppose that is understandable. Overall… double thumbs up… one for the café itself and one for the location!

Address: 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Singapore City 098382

Phone: +65-6776 0777 (very difficult to get a place without reservation on weekends.)

http://www.theprivegroup.com.sg/prive/reservations/prive-cafe.html

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2 thoughts on “Prive Cafe @ Keppel Bay – Go there for the food… go there for the location!

  1. Pallavi January 2, 2014 at 1:32 pm Reply

    I have wanted to try the brunch at prive It does look a serene place for a getaway from the hustle bustle of the city. Nice views too!

    • Sonal Chinchwadkar January 2, 2014 at 1:38 pm Reply

      Yes… it is indeed… I am pretty sure you will enjoy it! And this is the perfect weather too!

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